North Shore Mortgage lenders named Minnesota Housing top producing loan officers

Chana Stocke, top, Elizabeth Lundgren, lower photo left, and Janice Merrill.

Chana Stocke, Elizabeth Lundgren and Janice Merrill were named top producers by Minnesota Housing for their homeownership program loan production volume during 2022. Minnesota Housing top producers are committed to helping homebuyers build equity and wealth through successful homeownership, North Shore Mortgage said.

The Minnesota Housing Top Producing Loan Officer Program has been recognizing individual loan officers with the highest volume of Minnesota Housing program loans for more than a decade. Through the program, lenders contributed to providing nearly 5,600 home mortgage loans for almost $1.3 billion statewide reaching the goal of 40% of first-time mortgages going to Black homeowners, Indigenous homeowners, and homeowners of color.

“This award is representative of our team’s unwavering commitment and dedication to our clients,” said Joe Johnson, senior vice president of North Shore Mortgage. “I am proud to lead such a talented group of individuals.”

In addition to homebuyer loans, Minnesota Housing also provides home improvement loans through participating lenders and finances single-family and multi-family housing across the state. 

North Shore Mortgage has been a division of North Shore Bank for over 25 years. North Shore Bank is a locally-owned and managed, independent, community bank with locations in Duluth, Hermantown, Cloquet and Superior.